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Simple Beam (Japanese: シンプルビーム Simple Beam) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation V.
Simple Beam changes the target's Ability to Simple. If a Pokémon affected by Simple Beam is switched out, it regains its original Ability.
Simple Beam fails if the target's Ability is Simple, Truant, Multitype, Stance Change, Schooling, Comatose, Shields Down, Disguise, RKS System, Battle Bond, Power Construct, Ice Face, or Gulp Missile.
With Simple as its Ability, if the Pokémon's stat stages would be increased or decreased, the amount they would change by is doubled.
If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Simple Beam, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.
| The user's mysterious psychic wave changes the target's Ability to Simple.
In other games
|| It changes the target's Ability to Simple.
|| It changes the target's Ability to Simple. The target regains its usual Ability when it goes to the next floor or faints.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
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